Obama-Hugging Florida Pizza Maker Facing Boycott, Yelp Abuse
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|The hug heard round the world.|
The hug has resulted in Van Duzer's business becoming the most politically debated pizza shop in the history of Fort Pierce, though. The owner this morning says he's been threatened with boycotts, and his Yelp page has become a battleground between furious conservatives and supportive Dems.
"People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant," the 46-year-old owner tells Politico. "There's no middle line anymore, and that's exactly what's wrong with our country right now."
After the photo of Van Duzer's hug went viral yesterday, conservatives began flooding the Yelp page of his Big Apple Pizza and Italian Restaurant with disparaging reviews like these:
On the upside, Van Duzer now has a side business: Lifting people off the ground so they can recreate the Obama hug for their own photos.
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